Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them right now. the bill's future in the state senate, though, is unclear. no vote is currently scheduled there. >>> and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie, is getting some political support from an unlikely source. he's facebook's founder, mark zuckerberg, who headlined events for president obama's re-election campaign. he will host an event for christie next month at his home in california. >>> the unbearable deep freeze mena
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
you, mike. developing news from oakland where a controversial law enforcement expert is officially a consultant to the oakland police department. the city council voted to hire bill bratton in a raucous meeting that ran into the wee hours. now to amy live at city hall. >> he is controversial but william bratton is coming to oakland. there were so many people at the meeting they had to use four rooms for overflow crowd. all the people filling up city hall. the meeting lasted until 2:30 this morning. the issue was whether to hire former police
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
about the hoax in the next few days. michael barr, abc news, new york. >> so sad. >>> and law enforcement officials are offering a $100,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of a bank robber dubbed the ak-47 bandit. the suspect is wanted for holding up five banks last year in california, idaho and washington. in one heist he shot and wounded a police officer. and the fbi believes that he will strike again. >>> and firefighters in portland, oregon, used heavy cutting equipment to free a woman who was trapped in the tight space between two buildings. she was in there for four hours before being freed. the woman had been smoking on the roof of one of the buildings when she fell into that void which was only eight to ten inches wide. >>> important medical news for moms who are expecting. a new study confirms that the flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women and their babies. that's reassuring news since the current flu epidemic is raging. researchers found, going without the shot is risky. pregnant women who get the flu have a higher chance of fetal death. >>> now, some sports f
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. the security is extremely tight. 15,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> watching an event this large, with this number of people coming, takes a lot of corporate nation. >> reporter: the president and first lady showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hair-do. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this handsome, charming individual grow into the man and the president that he is. >> reporter: in a speech, president obama will reach out to some of those people who voted against him opinion and he'll call on washington to come together to seek common ground. rob? sunny? >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you so much. >>> as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to dr. martin luther king. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington, with an annual wreath laying ceremony. dr. king's son, jesse jackson, and actor jamie foxx were among those taking part.